Physical Therapy in Cookeville, TN (615) 933-1715


Sonya Briggs, PT

Movement Specialist | FMT, FMS, SFMA, CF-LI Trainer

Sonya’s Story:

Sonya received her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1997 from Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee.  Upon graduating she began her career in the acute care setting and outpatient rehab with a focus on sports rehab and work hardening.  Over the course of 20 years Sonya’s career path has led her to gain experience in ergonomic assessment, sports medicine and geriatric rehab with certifications in FMS, SFMA and as a Crossfit Level 1 trainer.  She has served as rehab manager for a multistate rehab corporation with a focus on geriatrics and outpatient services for the past 8 years.

The multitude of experiences across the landscape of healthcare combined with a continued desire for learning all things related to movement health is one of the driving forces leading Sonya to start Motus X with partners Nikki and Shehla.  She has a passion for improving movement health across the lifespan and helping individuals move better for longer.

A note from Sonya:

I want to tell you my Why.  Why do I do this?  In my teenage years I was on the receiving end of health and rehab services for a debilitating back injury.  I was by all accounts the epitomy of health and very active in sports however, I was suffering from horrible back pain.  I went to numerous health and rehab providers who spent short periods of time giving me a quick diagnosis and a laundry list of things to do and basically telling me “if it hurts, stop doing it”.  I felt unheard, powerless to change the outcome.  I felt I would hurt for the rest of my life.  It was a hard pill to swallow.  My goal is to always be a student of the human body and movement health in order to provide the most comprehensive care I can to any patient/client that sits in front of me.  I want to make sure they feel heard, understood and empowered to overcome what lies before them.  That’s my why.